A fermented malt beverage license to dispense fermented malt beer by the drink for consumption ON the premises at this location.
A fermented malt beverage license to sell fermented malt beer by the package in sealed containers for consumption OFF the premises at this location.
A Zone Use Permit is required before obtaining a liquor license.
A 500 foot distance restriction from public and parochial schools, colleges, universities, seminaries and retail liquor stores applies to new Fermented Malt Beverage applications.
Application forms and business entity documents are required for the applications process. All documents must be submitted in duplicate – one copy for the City of Denver and the original copy for the Sate of Colorado. Documents must be printed in black ink or typewritten.
Photocopies are accepted.
Additional Documentation by Form of Business Entity
Limited Liability Company Applicants
Sole Proprietorship Applicants
State - $1,550.00 fee made payable to Colorado Department of Revenue + Liquor License Fees
State - $1,650.00 fee for Concurrent Review + Liquor License Fees
State - $1,550.00 fee for Transfer of Ownership + Liquor License Fees
City - $1,000.00 + other fees assigned at time of application
Colorado Bureau of Investigations Fingerprinting: $38.50 per person for anyone that owns at least 10% of the business entity.
License fees will be calculated at the time the application is submitted to the City.
Notify the Department of Excise and Licenses, at email@example.com, that you would like your license emailed to you when all of the steps below have been completed.
NOTE: You are encouraged to stay in touch with the Department of Excise and Licenses during your application process as each step can vary from the general steps described above depending upon your own particular circumstances.
The Colorado State Liquor and Tobacco Enforcement Division will send the applicant a renewal application.
The application must be submitted to the City of Denver Department of Excise and Licenses no later than 45 days prior to an expiration date.
Example: If a license expires on December 31, the renewal application must be submitted by November 16.
All documents submitted for renewal, including Colorado State applications, must be submitted to the Denver Department of Excise and Licenses.
No paperwork should be sent back to the Colorado State offices.
Please Note: New law mandates certain changes to the type of liquor license your establishment currently holds. This law is in regards to Retail 3.2 Beer On/Off Premises Licenses (FMB On-Off), Retail 3.2 Beer On-Premises License (FMB On), and Retail 3.2 Beer Off-Premises License (FMB Off).
No more Issuance or renewals of FMB On/Off licenses as of June 4, 2018:
● No Retail FMB On-Off licenses shall be issued new or renewed by the local or state licensing authority.
● Upon their annual renewal, an existing FMB On-Off licensee must convert to a FMB On or FMB Off.
● In order to facilitate this request, the licensee must submit along with their renewal application a written notification to their local licensing authority and state licensing authority.
● If you have recently submitted a renewal application, the state licensing authority or local licensing authority will be in contact with you so that you can communicate your preference in writing.
● When you receive renewal paperwork from the state licensing authority 90 days prior to license expiration, this letter will accompany your renewal paperwork reminding you of this change.
● Submit your renewal application to your local licensing authority first . Notify them in writing of your selected licensing preference.
Your license will not be renewed until this information is conveyed to your local licensing authority.
Licenses must be renewed on or before the expiration date to avoid penalty fees.
90 Day Grace Period
There is a 90 day grace period from the expiration date during which licenses can be renewed for a penalty fee.
Late Application Fee: $500.00 made payable to the Manager of Finance
After 90 days: Licensees will be required to apply for a new license
Inspections and paperwork can take longer than you expect. Plan extra time to get your license.